The Nitty Gritty: Working with Cadence Design Studio
Cadence Design Process & Tools:
We utilize private pin boards on Pinterest and Houzz to more efficiently get at the aesthetic and level of finish you want to achieve on your project. It can also be used to identify what you don’t like! If there is a significant other involved with the project, it might also spark conversation about what you both like and can agree on. For sharing files, we use Dropbox. Frequently files are too large to e-mail back and forth, and having a series of folders always available for you to access is very convenient. If you don’t want to sign up for Dropbox, you can just click on the links and download the files all at once.
Cadence Studio on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cadencedesign
Cadence Studio on Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/pro/cadencedesign/cadence-design-studio
Dropbox Apps: https://www.dropbox.com/install
Business Hours/Remote Meetings/cancellations:
We are open and work Monday-Friday from 8-5. Meetings at our home studio are by appointment only. We aren’t open and typically don’t work on weekends; we prefer meetings during business hours. If we do need to meet repeatedly on weekends or after hours, there will be an additional charge and we need to schedule it in advance. If you need to cancel, we need 24 hours notice for weekdays, 48 hours for weekends. If we don't hear from you, we will charge an hour of our time. We are happy to do video conferences to make it more convenient to meet with you when you are on the road. This has worked out very well for clients in other states. GoTo Meeting has great screen sharing capabilities where we can present the project updates live to you on a tablet, smartphone or computer.
GoTo Meeting Apps:
Windows and Mac Apps: https://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/Meeting/all_files/G2M010002
Payments, Invoices, and Retainers:
We are a small studio and only take on a few projects at a time. This means that we appreciate and rely on prompt payment. We like to make this as easy as possible so we bill through Quickbooks or Paypal so you can use your bank account or credit card. If you prefer to write checks, that works too! Just let us know your preference. Payments should be made to “Cadence Design Studio LLC”. Cadence will send you an invoice after each phase of work is completed or at the end of each month (whichever comes first). Payments are due upon receipt. Accounts not paid within 15 days of the date of the invoice are subject to a 2% monthly finance charge. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, a processing fee of 3% will be added to your invoice.
Contracts and Insurance:
We utilize AIA (American Institute of Architects) standard legal contracts for our services. For most projects, we use AIA B105-2007. Cadence Design Studio is currently insured for professional liability through USI Insurance Corporation, and a copy of this can be provided at the Client’s request.